Closing laptop(mbp)!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by joeyg2477, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. joeyg2477 macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2006
    I bought a MBP a couple days ago(my first) and am wondering, when the lid is closed and doesn't seem to be a tight fit. Is this normal?
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816


    Dec 24, 2005
    How close is it to a perfect fit. It's not supposed to be water or air tight.
  3. joeyg2477 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2006
    Ok, then it's probably fine then. I guess that's what I was wanting to ask, if it's suppose to be air tight.
  4. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    There should be about 1 millimeter between the screen and lower case.
  5. Max on Macs macrumors 6502

    Max on Macs

    Feb 25, 2006
    Milton Keynes, UK
    There's always a bit of a gap. The problem that's worrying me about my MBP is that recently it's been very close in the middle but not at the edges, implying that the screen is bent, and it's getting worse :/
  6. exeterbohemian macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2006
    aluminum is (unfortunately) inherently pliable. i've noticed the same problem with my 15" powerbook. if you're careful, it's pretty easy to bend the top corners of the screen down to make the top more flush with the rest of the machine when the lid is closed. just don't break the lcd.
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Nope. Don't store your vegetables in there and expect them to not wilt. ;) Sorry. :(

    Doesn't the MBP have stand-offs at the top left and right corners of the screen like the PB and iBook, to make sure the screen doesn't mash up into the keys? I think this will be the limiting factor. If the screen came down farther, then it would be much easier to break it. It shouldn't be air-tight, but the gap should be fairly even all the way around the edges.

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